Kirkland dancers to perform in THE Eastside’s Nutcracker!

The Eastside's Nutcracker

December 9-11, 16-18 & 21-23 Meydenbauer Theatre Bellevue

One would never guess the beauty being created in an unassuming building in the Houghton area of Kirkland. Shortly, two internationally accomplished ballet dancers from New York will quietly slip in to rehearse for the Eastside’s most authentic Nutcracker produced by International Ballet Theatre. It is tribute to International Ballet Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director Vera Altunina’s international reputation and solid credentials that IBT is able to attract such talent.

IBT company members and students from the International School of Classical Ballet will join the guest principals in lighting up Bellevue’s intimate Meydenbauer Theatre. ISCB in Kirkland is the official preparatory school of International Ballet Theatre, and some of ISCB’s most promising dancers gain unprecedented main stage experience by their participation in this wonderful production.

Many performers in this season’s The Nutcracker by International Ballet Theatre are Kirkland residents:

Audrey Robinson Snowflake & Dance of the Mirlitons IBT Company Member & ISCB Professional Division Lake Washington High School
Maddy Tucker Columbine Doll, Snowflake & Dance of the Mirlitons IBT Company Member &

ISCB Professional Division

Lake Washington High School
Clarissa Lambert Snowflake, Butterfly & Waltz of the Flowers Demi-Soloist IBT Company Apprentice & ISCB Professional Division Kirkland Junior High

Arezu Piroozmandi
Russian Variation IBT Company Apprentice & ISCB Pre-Professional Division Inglemoor High School
Vivian Bernstein Drummer ISCB Student Level II Robert Frost Elementary
Kalaya De Leon Soldier ISCB Student Level II  
Vivian Goodman Drummer ISCB Student Level II Peter Kirk Elementary
Annie Charvat Party Girl, Clown & Cavalry ISCB Student Level III Evergreen Academy
Samantha Park Drummer & Clown ISCB Student Level III Peter Kirk Elementary
Cassandra Foy Party Girl, Clown & Cavalry ISCB Student Level IV  
Julia Lie Party Girl, Clown & Cavalry ISCB Student Level IV St Thomas School
Amelia Greenberg Mouse, Pixie & Waltz of the Flowers Corps ISCB Student Level V Finn Hill Junior High
Susan Berkey Party Guest Adult Character Dancer  
Bruce Evans Clara’s Father Adult Character Dancer  
Suzanne Malcolm Party Guest Adult Character Dancer  

 

Everyone loves The Nutcracker – the classic holiday tale of dreams, faith and love. IBT’s choreography uniquely respects the original ballet that premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. Nowhere else will you see this sparkling story told with more beauty and authenticity. Opening night is December 9 and seats for the eleven performances are quickly filling. Last season, several dates sold out – don’t delay!

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